Z1R Arsenal Jacket
- Premium 1.1-1.2mm full grain cowhide leather
- Adjustable hook & loop d-ring side straps for optimal fit
- Expanded shoulder gussets for increased mobility
- Interior back, shoulder and elbow pouches for optimal armor
- Two interior concealed carry pockets; two hand warmer pockets
- Full length zip out insulated liner, polyester mesh inner liner
- Interior back, shoulder, and elbow pouches for optional armor (sold separately)
We also put the Medium on Huey and the XL on Dewey and they look good. I developed a chart below to show you the max chest and max belly size for each alpha size offered. But generally speaking, most people can choose the size they normally wear in men’s clothing.
|SIze||Max Chest||Max Belly|
Our Two Cents
This jacket is identical to the now retired 357 jacket so we have included that jacket review here: The leather is thick but soft and has a nice finish to it. And the styling and fit are right on target for the cruiser rider. Cruiser gear styles have not ever been complicated, and this line isn’t either. The styling varies a bit from one style to the other, but you’ll find the basics here… quality black leather construction, a few creature comforts and of course dual gun pockets!
Take the “View Larger Images” link above to see some good close-ups of the specific features and also those gun pockets. There are actually two gun pockets and each one is lined with a heavy black canvas and also has a couple wide elastic straps to hold the hardware in place. The pockets close with a single snap.
This jacket has some pretty good climate control features. It’s got two chest vents, two bicep vents and two large rear vents that should move some pretty good air through. So this model will be usable in pretty warm weather (but not really hot weather). And for cooler weather, this jacket comes equipped with a removable full sleeve thermal liner to add a bit of insulation. The lining materials on this jacket are nice too… it’s a mesh material to let that air move through the vents freely, but it should be tough and wear well.
Unlike most sport jackets, and in keeping with the cruiser style, this one does not have armor but it does have provisions for adding it.
So if you are a black leather cruiser style kinda guy, and you are looking for a good quality at a reasonable price, I’m recommending this new Z1R gear for you! :: Paul, 05-20-15